The Chevrolet Camaro SS will have a new look in 2017 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, as announced on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.
Chevrolet introduced the sixth-generation of the Camaro, debuting next February in Daytona. Primarily, the only difference is a new-shaped upper nose and hood, modeling it more after the showroom car that is sold to customers.
“For the past 50 years, Camaro has played a key role in Chevrolet’s racing success in winning races and championships,” Mark Kent, director of Chevrolet Racing, said in a press release. “We look forward to further success with the new Camaro SS in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.”
This particular car has been in the works since the fifth-generation Camaro SS was introduced in 2013. Chevrolet had been teaming with Richard Childress Racing, an organization that has used the bow tie as its manufacture since 1969 when Childress competed at Talladega Superspeedway.
“Racing improves the breed and helps us design better cars for the showroom,” Kent said. “That’s why Chevrolet is on the track week after week, year after year.”
In the 2016 XFINITY Series season, Chevrolet has five victories, three with JR Motorsports and one each with Chip Ganassi Racing and RCR.